Here is Nathanael James Hiebert’s online obituary. Please accept Everhere’s sincere condolences.
It is with GREAT sadness and a heavy heart that I write these words.
During the chaos and confusion of the IRMA Hurricane mandatory evacuation protocol from Florida/Miami, there was a severe car accident in which my son, Nathanael James was severely injured. He was rushed to the trauma unit where 25 people, (among them 4 doctors) worked tirelessly to save his life. They did NOT want to give up on him, but the fight was too hard. On the afternoon of Thursday, September 7th, 2017, at 3:30 pm, my beautiful Baby boy passed on. I held him and told him how much he is loved, how elated I was the day he was born, & how grateful I am for the time that I had him in my life. No words can describe how painful this is; I am devastated. He was my one and only; the love of my life.
Besides his life in the States, Nate also lived in Canada where he had all the great experiences there that I wanted so much for him to have. Among them was the Camp that I went to as a child, hockey, baseball, soccer, the farm life that I grew up with & of course: snow. This is all due to my amazing family.
Nate was a gifted writer & composer. He practiced for hours on end, sometimes well into the night to perfect his craft of music. He auditioned and was accepted into the writing program at Bridgeprep Academy of Arts & Minds, where he graduated in June of 2017. There are stacks of books full of passages, from all the memories in his life. He began a home business, bought a car with his own money, was active with his friends and had plans to marry his girlfriend, Lauren after they graduated from college.
He is survived by, his mother Paula Hiebert, his grandparents, Jake & Amy Hiebert, his uncle Andrew Hiebert & Aunt Annalise & Cousin Hope, his Aunt Schelley Hiebert and two cousins, Jacob and Taylor, & lastly his uncles David Hiebert & Paul.
In light of present circumstances, we would so greatly appreciate your love & support through prayers. Please understand that along with myself, my family is incredibly sad. So even though we don’t answer messages, emails or phone calls right away, your sentiments are NOT taken for granted. This has changed all of us profoundly, He will forever be my beautiful boy.
Scripture Psalm 28:7 (Nathanael’s favorite passage:
"The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him."
10 Fingers, 10 Toes
10 fingers, 10 toes I imagine in my mind,
Upon my heart, your name is signed.
6 weeks in, with another 34 to go,
I see your heartbeat my heart aglow.
14 weeks and the quickening begins,
Smiles, & ”Nicknames”: bumpkins & pumpkins.
17 weeks I KNEW you were a boy!!!
Fabulous Visions with you and your toys.
40 weeks are here; my heart is filled with joy.
10 fingers 10 toes meet my new baby boy.
3 years old and running on the beach,
10 fingers 10 toes collecting shells in your reach.
12 years old, still my little "Badoo",
Curious with love, asking, "What do I do?"
18 years old, in love with a girl, and bought a car.
Working and growing up: my walking earthstar.
7 minutes away.
On the 7th Day.
10 fingers 10 toes before me lay still,
Holding your hand and quietly will…
That God and his angels take care of you now.
Your heartbeat fades, in sorrow, I bow.
10 fingers 10 toes in heaven above,
Forever in my heart, Forever with love.
Written by: Paula-Marie Hiebert ©
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